New people and new exhibits at Portland State U Library

PSU Library recently welcomed Karen Bjork as our new Digital Initiatives Coordinator. Karen is working to improve and grow our institutional repository, PDXScholar.

Emily Ford recently started as Assistant Professor and Urban and Public Affairs Librarian, a position she held in the interim for several months.

This spring, the library has a few new exhibits, both online and in the library building. The new digital exhibits are “Highlights from the Gates Collection of African American History and Culture” and “From the University Archives: The Vanport Extension Center 1946-48.”

The spring exhibit in the library, “The Gift of the Word: An Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions to PSU Library Special Collections,” celebrates the legacy of Gordon Hunter. His love of books and his passion for history inspired him to make a gift to the Library’s Special Collections through the Oregon Community Foundation that each year helps the Library acquire new rare and significant books and manuscripts to support the teaching and research at Portland State University. This exhibit, researched, curated and designed by PSU students and faculty, represents the active engagement and learning at the heart of Portland State.

This exhibit even has its own contest for students.

And have you found us on social media? PSU Library is on Facebook and Twitter, and PSU Library Archives and Special Collections is tweeting historic images from our archives on Twitter.

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